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Why Map?

An explanation and rationalization of Curriculum Mapping
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Dennis Grice

on 28 January 2012

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Transcript of Why Map?

Why Map? COMMUNICATION ALIGN ACCOUNTABILITY CONNECTIVITY DATA \k-myü-n-kā-shun\ : Exchange of information; a sense of mutual understanding and sympathy; a means of access OWNERSHIP \ō-ner-ship\ : the fact or condition of being an owner of something \a-līn-ment\ : the correct position or positioning of different components with respect to each other or something else, so that they perform properly \a-kaun-te-bi-le-tē\ : responsible to somebody or for something; capable of being explained \kä-nek-ti-ve-tē\ : the ability to communicate with another system or piece of hardware or software \dā-tuh\ : information, used as a basis for making decisions or drawing conclusions On-going dialog and collaboration about teaching and learning at grade level, department level and whole school Connecting/sharing information with support staff Library Media Resource Technology provides common language
for communication Maps are accessible (with software) New teachers have documented curriculum at their disposal Builds Learning Communities Partner with other schools Parents
Image Source: www.flickr.com/photos/zigazou76/4482734462
Image Source: www.flickr.com/photos/differentview/3796674540 MENT TEXT = Resource TEXT ≠ Curriculum Tool to integrate cross-curricular skills Reading Writing Technology Research 21st Century Skills Allows for adjustment of curriculum to integrate... ...teachable moments Encourages Instruction Differentiated ENGAGES
STUDENTS Connects Content Skills Standards Assessments Horizontal Alignment Vertical Alignment leads to Provides a consistent core (standardized curriculum) by aligning curriculum assessment instruction and TOOL to examine the scaffolding of skills Smooth transition for students Provides a vehicle to address gaps/repetitions www.flickr.com/photos/adesigna/4090782772 www.flickr.com/photos/abcarchives/4294444854 Curriculum Goals &
Values MATCHES of our school ALIGN MENT of CON TENT SKILL S and ASSESS MENT TO STANDARDS Pinpoints
use of
multiple
forms of ASSESSMENT INSTRUCTION RESOURCES and meet or complete
state or
national
standards CONNECTS
all
initiatives Curriculum Instruction Assessment Professional
Development Resources Data
Analysis Restructuring Curriculum Mapping becomes the HUB to integrate different curriculum initiatives in a school decisions
based on data
EVIDENCE vs. CLAIM
See how skills spiral in curriculum the Track percentage of standards that are assessed of our assessments and instruction strategies Investigate the Offers a critical examination of what needs to STAY CHANGE to aid in the adoption of textbooks/resources Provides a common And you see the BIG PICTURE vs. the isolated view “Maps equal data … Data equals facts and figures … Facts and figures show trends … And with this knowledge, we can give ‘all the above’ meaning by looking at the trends and comparing it to other data bases.” Bena Kallick
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